The winner of our Next Feature Winery vote is St. Hubertus Winery! Thanks to everyone who voted – over 100 people participated. Expect St. Hubertus wines on the Feature Boards in April. With such an amazing response, we’ve decided to feature the second place vineyard too. Tinhorn Creek will be the May feature. Everyone’s a winner!
We’ve launched a new Southern Italian wine list at Prima Strada. The new wines showcase the passion, diversity and soul of the Mezzogiorno (Southern Italian) region and pair perfectly with our foods – especially our pizzas. Never had wine from the Mezzogiorno? Don’t worry – Andrew will be releasing wine notes each week to help.
This week, we’re starting with the Vino della Casa – House Wines. Available by the glass, half litre and litre (and starting at $5 a glass). Great sippers and great value.
Still have questions? No problem – send your questions to Andrew and he’ll be sure to address them in the next video.
May 01 (next Saturday)Averill Creek Winerywill be hosting an open house from 11:00 to 4:00 at the winery. The winery has sweeping views of the Cowichan Valley and of course, delicious wine to sip. Meet owner Andy and his lovely wife Wendy, taste some award winning wine, tour the estate and of course, enjoy a bite or two of wood fired pizza. With a little help from the weather, we may have a perfect day on our hands. This event is open to the public so make sure to be there!
What does a private event at Pizzeria Prima Strada look like? The words creative, warm, urban and FABULOUS come to mind. Enjoy these couple pics from a recent Bridge Street event. Contact Andrew@primastrada.com today to book your own event.
What does elegant pinotnoir, A duck called Socks (OK, he was a cat) and a grey winter’s day have in common? They are all perfect ingredients for a sensational Cowichan Valley wine tasting!
This past weekend we went to visit Averill Creek Winery and Alderlea Vineyards. After fueling up with some delicious Drumroaster coffee, we headed down the road to visit two premier estate wineries right here on the island! Thanks to Andy and Roger for the information and of course, the beautiful wine. If you can’t make it up to the Cowichan Valley, feel free to pop on by and enjoy a glass of Vancouver Island terroir, new wines arriving weekly!
Cristen and Andy in the barrel room at Averill Creek
The crew with Roger, sampling delicious wine at Alderlea
I feel like a proud parent right now! We just got off the phone with the folks from Zagat Reviews, informing us of our “excellent” review for 2010. We are really looking forward to another year great dining experiences. What’s to come in 2010? With the opening of our new location (exact date to be announced) we will be offering more great menu items for our fans in Victoria, including a great space for private functions. At Cook Street, we have recently rolled out a new dynamic feature wine selection that showcases the best sipping values from BC and Italy. Our sommelierGela, who recently completed her level 3 ISG, has been working tirelessly to search for new, award winning wines. Stay tuned for Gela’s wine blog in the coming months for extra insight into the stories behind our delicious pours. We are proud to offer these wines by the glass and half litre. JP and his crew are expanding the salumi production and will soon have a nightly selection of imported and house cured meats to sample. Have you had the gnocchi? Alex frequently prepares gnocchi for nightly features, served with classic brown butter and fried sage. In the daytime, the panini are becoming very popular. Using the same amazing dough as ourpizze, we hand craft the “panino” stuffed with mouthwatering ingredients such as roasted pork, provolone and house sauerkraut, or eggplant parmigiana to name a few. Served daily during lunch hour and perfect for take out! Tasty things are always happening at Pizzeria PrimaStrada. We hope that you are excited as we are! All the best to you this holiday season.